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March 2022 newsletter

This month‘s newsletter has a link to a good parent information leaflet on Medically Unexplained Symptoms.  Also a few eyes peeping out of the newsletter – red ones of Kawasaki’s with a note on atypical presentations and swollen ones of periorbital cellulitis which are usually treatable with oral antibiotics.  The overlap between ASD and ADHD and grieving children “puddle-jumping”.

Psychological First Aid (PFA)

With thanks to Dr Isabel Wilson, paediatric registrar with experience of working with refugees and internally displaced people in southern Europe.

“Humane, supportive and practical assistance to fellow human beings who recently suffered a serious stressor.” We can all practice PFA.
The 8 core actions of PFA and tips for acute stabilisation of a distressed person

Public Health England has developed a course on PFA in Covid-19.  Almost 100,000 people have already signed up to learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals traumatised by their experience of lockdown or Covid-19 itself.  Sign up at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/psychological-first-aid-covid-19 

October 2020 PDF

Testicular torsion this month – a surgical emergency with good outcomes if operated on less than 6 hours since the pain started.

Also, links to helpful health and well being websites for young people and to good ECG CPD for psychiatrists and GPs.  A bit more on ADHD and a round up of neck lumps in infants, assessment and management.

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